Emily Jungemann is South Dakota's 55th State Dairy Princess. She was crowned during the recent Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Jungemann, 20, is the daughter of Russell and Janet Jungemann and is a student at South Dakota State University majoring in dairy production and pre-veterinary studies. Throughout the coming year, she will represent South Dakota dairy farmers at a variety of appearances, helping consumers to understand how milk is produced in a wholesome and responsible way. She receives a $1,000 scholarship from Midwest Dairy Association's South Dakota Division.
Natalie Thyen, 18, Waverly, was named runner-up. Her parents are Dan and Becky Thyen and she is a student at Lakes Area Technical Institute in Watertown studying to become a medical assistant. She was awarded at $500 scholarship from the Central Plains Dairy Expo.
Larissa Neugebauer, Dimock, the 19-year-old daughter of Jim and Ellen Neugebauer, was named Miss Congeniality.
The six candidates for the title were judged on their general dairy knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry, communications skills and ability to reach key consumer audiences. The Dairy Princess program is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association through the dairy checkoff.
Source: Midwest Dairy Association